Bonnie Harris Wedding Celebrant

Bonnie Harris Wedding Celebrant

Personal Alternative Professional

Hi, I’m Bonnie, for those who think outside the box, I’m an alternative wedding celebrant. Its exciting performing wedding ceremonies for couples with independent styles, creative energies, and alternative ideas. I’m delighted to carry out ceremonies from the unique and quirky non-religious to pagan handfasting. Your wedding ceremony is about the inner essence of your relationship. A statement of sharing what you care about to the outer world. You do not have to have an expensive ceremony for it to be meaningful. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out” There is no right way to get married and celebrate it. Sure, most people prefer having a ceremony and then immediately after that, a reception. But for others, things happened, and the celebration is later.

Do you want to elope? Are you wanting a same-sex wedding? Maybe a registry style/budget wedding or a fancy fabulous wedding in a lavish luxury venue?

We can design an alternative or traditional wedding ceremony you’ve always wished for. Any wedding ceremony should be full of luscious moments of love, laughter, making amazing memories. You need to feel confident and comfortable on your wedding day. No matter what alternative or traditional ceremony you chose to have. Its all about you and what you want. For me, it’s rewarding working with couples with similar and totally different interests. One of the perks of my job is been around inspiring, quirky, creative, soulful, non-traditional and tradition people

I’ll give you a wedding ceremony filled with love laughter and a harmonious atmosphere. Laughter love and gratitude is a powerful antidote for any wedding day stress. At any wedding, every bridal couple should look relaxed and enchanted. Connected, smiling and drop-dead gorgeous or extremely sexy and handsome, oh la la. Additional elements such as handfasting, gin, chocolate, or wine ceremonies, unity candle can also be included. Though you have to provide them, as you know what expensive wine and chocolate you love, oh yeah!!!

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Lao Tzu

Wedding Ceremonies

I believe your wedding ceremony has to be a true reflection of your own ethical style and values. Wedding ceremonies come in many forms, some are big glorious rituals tons of fun or small intimate moments with just the two lovers.

Legals

You must lodge a Notice of Intent to Marry at least one month before your wedding date. I can assist you with lodging this form.

RegistryStyle/Budget Weddings

I offer a fabulously stylish registry style/ budget ceremony. It is a simple, stylish, elegant and affordable wedding service.

Elopement

An Elopement Ceremony is definitely a wedding ceremony with simplicity and romance as a unique essence. Saving money, avoiding the fuss, keeping things intimate simple and just for love.

Weddings

This wedding ceremony is one designed especially for you and your partner, including writing your own vows.

Same Sex Weddings

I would be honoured and over the moon to help with your same-sex wedding as I believe love belongs to all.

"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Maya Angelou

Testimonials

Annie Robbins

Annie Robbins

Mrs Griffiths

" Bonnie was everything I and my partner could have hoped for in a celebrant. She made the whole process so comfortable and was accommodating and caring the whole way. She is such a lovely, warm lady and we would highly recommend her to anyone getting married! Loved her!"

Stephanie David

Stephanie David

"Nic and I got married by Bonnie in a very intimate and small setting just off Port Douglas. Bonnie from the day we met her was so incredibly friendly, warm and down to earth. She made the legal side of our day so carefree and relaxed and an absolute joy. The ceremony was short and perfect and Bonnie's words were wonderful and so well suited to Nic and I. There was never any pressure, the day went entirely as we wished, and as perfect as we could have ever hoped for. Thanks so much Bonnie!!"

Louise Gilbey

Louise Gilbey

"I highly recommend Bonnie as a wedding celebrant! We were so frazzled by the paperwork and she eased our minds and made it so simple. We had only communicated by email and never met in person as we eloped for our wedding. Nothing was a drama, she made our vows perfectly and tailored them to our style. The day of our wedding we were so relaxed with her as our celebrant, she was so bubbly, kind, patient and calm. Our day was made so special and we couldn't imagine having anyone else marry us. It was just perfect. Thank you Bonnie."

Bonnie's Bits

Flower Girls Role

What's the flower girl's primary role? ... The flower girl, usually an adorable little girl aged three to eight, proceeds down the aisle scattering rose petals along the bridal path.

Budget Beach Wedding

When you’re exchanging vows in front of the gorgeous Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef, a simple beach arch is just about the only décor you really need.

Gothic Bride

Gothic style can be surprisingly adaptable for your wedding day, and it's a great choice for couples who want something other than soft pastel colours.